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Tiny Houses For Homeless People Put Roofs Over Heads In Time For The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact

Occupy Madison isn't so much focused on bringing down the 1 percent as much as its determined to give those at the bottom a hand up. On Nov. 15, t...

Wisconsin Couple Faces $300 Daily Fine For Allowing Homeless People To Sleep On Porch

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact

A Wisconsin couple's act of compassion could end up costing them big time. Throughout the past year and a half, Brenda Konkel and Robert Bloch of ...

Madonna, Meet Madison - Your New Photographer

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

I see a lot of bad photography. The other day I spent over an hour looking through the 'editor's picks' on 500px. I was not impressed. Who are these e...

Much More Than Cheeseheads -- Amazing Wisconsin Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My trip to Milwaukee got me thinking about women associated with Wisconsin and their contributions to advancing the culture and economy of the U.S. As you might guess, these contributions are significant and quite varied.

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Mom Treats Son's Head Injury With Cannabis Oil: 'He Was In So Much Pain'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.22.2014 | Crime

A mom desperate to ease the constant pain her son suffers because of a traumatic brain injury, faces criminal charges for treating him with medical ca...

Baby-Monkey Abuse Funded by Your Tax Dollars

Karen Dawn | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science
Karen Dawn

If the emotional abuse of baby monkeys is similar enough to the abuse of baby humans for the results to be extrapolated, how can it be OK? Bullies must be stopped, not rewarded, and taxpayer funding of their assaults is unconscionable.

The Long Way Home

Brian Benson | Posted 09.28.2014 | Travel
Brian Benson

I am excited but nervous to return to Madison, where, ten years ago, I graduated from college. Every time I come back, I end up feeling sad in a way that's hard to pin down.

I Never Forgot My First Friend. Facebook Brought Us Back Together Years Later

Elizabeth Mahon | Posted 09.22.2014 | Good News
Elizabeth Mahon

So I went on Facebook to search for her. I wanted to see if she remembered me and if perhaps there was a chance of reconnecting, if only to say hello and briefly catch up. When I found her, I sent a message describing who I was and asking if she remembered me. She did.

Wisconsin Police Chief Accused Of Harassing Tea Party Protester

Associated Press | Todd Richmond | Posted 07.18.2014 | Crime

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A western Wisconsin police chief was charged Thursday with a misdemeanor for allegedly registering a tea party leader for solic...

Mad Scientists, Monkeys and Boiled Rabbits!

Julia Orr | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Julia Orr

Not for the first time, an animal has been accidentally boiled alive in a research laboratory. This time it was at the Massachusetts Institute of Tech...

Things To Do In Madison That Are Both Fun And Free

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nestled on an isthmus that's home to both buttoned-up politicians in the state Capitol and more liberal-leaning college student...

The 18 Most Underrated Cities In The U.S.

Global Yodel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

Along the way we've discovered some incredible places that rarely make the top destination lists compiled by traditional travel media. So we decided to start a series dedicated to promoting the world's most underrated cities.

Parents, Daughter Arrested In Prostitution Sting

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.14.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Tennessee arrested a mother, father and daughter Monday during an undercover prostitution sting. According to the Metropolitan Nashv...

Interview: 'Big Men' Director Rachel Boynton on Oil, Ghana and Capitalism

Steve Horn | Posted 04.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The subtitle of the newly released documentary film Big Men is "everyone wants to be big" and to say the film covers a "big" topic is to put it mildly.

Dumb American Accidentally Assaults Wrong Ethnic Group: Police Report

Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

A man was arrested and charged with two counts of battery after allegedly physically assaulting two Hebrew-speaking men he believed were speaking Span...

How We Respond To Protest

Radley Balko | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

In a post at the "Occupy Police" blog, former Madison, Wisconsin Police Chief David Couper writes . . . Since the days of the the labor and ci...

8 Uncommonly Cool Children's Museums

MiniTime | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

(photo: Paul Specht/Boston Children's Museum) While plenty of adult museums offer specific exhibits with kid appeal, there is a whole genre of museum...

Anti-Abortion Activist Given 10 Years In Prison For Failed Murder Plot

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

A Dane County, Wis., judge on Friday sentenced anti-abortion activist Ralph Lang to 10 years in prison for a failed plot to kill a doctor at a Madison...

Scott Walker Floats Possibility Of Expanding Anti-Union Law

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R ) said this week that state Republicans might expand the state's controversial restrictions on collective bargaining to...

The Bell of Liberty and the Price of Freedom (Part 3 of 3)

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Steve Robertson

If we give up our rights to peaceably gather, protest and to question the motives of our elected officials under the cowardly fear of being labeled unpatriotic, then clearly, in the words of Benjamin Franklin, we deserve neither liberty nor safety.

The Bell of Liberty and the Price of Freedom (Part 2 of 3)

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Steve Robertson

History still stares us in the face, waiting for us to recognize the lessons it, and the repetition of our mistakes, are attempting to teach us. Will we choose another way?

Wisconsin's Anti-Abortion Law Smacked Down Again

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled Wednesday to extend a stay placed on a newly passed law that cuts the number of abortion clinics in the state. E...

My Highest Practical Priority As A Dad

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

The lower cost of living here meant they could make career choices that were less based on salary considerations, and the smaller range of choices in everything from preschools to restaurants meant they'd be less compelled to reach for things that would end up making their lives harder.

Hot College Fashion in Wisconsin's Cold Capital

CollegeFashionista | Posted 03.18.2013 | Style
CollegeFashionista

While the Kate Mosses of the world might not be roaming our sidewalks, we've got the next best thing: the fashionistas and fashionistos that are the students of the University of Wisconsin -Madison.

A Cross-Country, Post-Election Pub Crawl

Fathom | Posted 01.07.2013 | Travel
Fathom

El Bait Shop in Des Moines claims that it's the only 1970s nautical-themed Mexican BBQ restaurant in America. This is probably true.